Corporal Robert Curtis Estes was a member of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. He was killed in action while fighting the enemy in North Korea.
Corporal Robert C. Estes was survived by his father, Curtis Estes, Whitesburg four sisters, Mrs. Ruth Miller, Medeville, Pa., Mrs. Mary Watson, Maryville Mrs. Mildred Cole, Loudon Mrs. Frances Hurley, Morristown.
Funeral services were held February 3, 1952 at Catherine Ninney Baptist Church, Whitesburg. Interment was held at Bethesda Cemetery with the VFW in charge of services at the graveside.